The topography of Northern Greece is complex and interesting.
The Mediterranean climate with mild winters and sunny summers propel numerous micro-climates and proper soil composition. This is particularly beneficial for vine-growing for the numerous (300) indigenous grape varieties and newly planted international varieties that inhabit Greece.
I have often had discussions regarding ‘How can we remember the indigenous grape varieties? The Greek words are just too difficult to process. What should I do?’ The answer is simple, enjoy the wine and the indigenous grape and your palate will tell you what is right and wrong without the varietals name.
Since that discussion, I am no longer a cynic regarding grape names.
Domaine Glinavos, Primus-Zitsa 2011 (White) and made with 100% Debina grapes.
Wine Art Estate, Techni Malagousia, PGI, Macedonia 2012 (White) and made with 100% Malagousia.